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“Very good steak, good service”
Review of Saltlik Steakhouse

Saltlik Steakhouse
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Ranked #10 of 3,711 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Cross street: Center
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Four of us had dinner at Saltlik on a Monday night. The restaurant was just what we wanted after two weeks of travel. It offers very good and properly grilled steaks, decent wines at good prices, a quiet place to talk and catch up with friends. All of us had steak for dinner, though all of us had different cuts and each of us asked for a different level of grilling, i.e. very rare, rare, med. rare, etc. The steaks were good - and cooked properly for each person's taste. The sidedish of beets was beautiful - yellow beets - and very tasty. The service was attentive but not hovering or pushy - seemed to be just right to me.
All in all, Saltlike provided just what we wanted it to - at maybe a bit higher price than I originally expected.

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Thank Nemo1921
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

Right next to my hotel. The scene was very nice, the steak that I had was classic Canadian style and the service was exceptional.

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Thank bomberotony1
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Saltlik has a great reputation locally. It's known for its steak and used to be known as an upscale eatery. That has all changed. Our server was appropriately attentive but one shouldn't have to flag down staff to get water glasses refilled. The menu is, really nothing special, and the food is as good as you'll get at many other restaurants in the city. If you're looking for something that is romantic and focused on ambiance, this is not your place. If you're looking for good food at what is a reasonable price for Calgary, then this is your place.

Thank Doug M
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

I wasn't too impressed with the difficult to cut rib steak, their priciest. There was plenty of it, but it was just too salty for me.
On the other hand, Diane had the filet mignon with Bernaise, and it was the best she's ever had, and believe me my wallet can confirm that she's had lots. The Bernaise sauce was, frankly, superb.
We also had the asparagus with Hollandaise sauce, which were grilled and even a little crunchily cooked. Again, superb.
But wait until you have the terribly misnamed apple pie ala mode. Get that vision out of your head, because this is nothing like any apple pie you've ever had. We thought they'd forgot about us after waiting about 15 minutes for it. The thing was handmade for us, lots of scrumptious apples cooked in what looked like a cinnamon roll. Hot, crunchy paired with ice cold ice cream. Wow!
The service we received was great. Everybody from the receptionist to the chef had a hand in serving us. The attention spent on us made us feel very special.

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Thank capndrake
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

We have been to the Saltlik twice and while it is in a nice neighbourhood and has a nice atmosphere the steak is really just very ok. If you really want great steak this isn't the place to get it. If you want slightly overrated bar quality food in a cool neighbourhood and nice atmosphere then it's fine here.
The servers, while pleasant, both times were also either underqualified or simply stretched beyond their limits. I'm not sure. The first time, they simply seated us and forgot to assign us a server and didn't actually realize until we questioned them a half hour later about a glass of water to start.
The second time was a bit better but they were still a bit frazzled and all over the place. Again, I can't decide if the place is just under staffed and the servers can't keep up or if they are just not very qualified.

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Thank MarlenaTeresa
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